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    Weight Loss: Re: Adopted severely underweight pigs

    Don't push the weight gain. It takes a while for adult pigs to gain weight, and you don't want to induce any possible bladder stone problems by overdoing the pellets. Just make they've got very...
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    Diet: Re: Quick question

    Not much at all of the cabbage -- it can cause bloating. Somewhat more of the broccoli, but still not a lot. The carrots are fine.
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    Fleece: Re: Need wicking advice ASAP

    Does the liquid ever soak in?
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    Hay: Re: GuineaDad Timothy Hay.

    They're very high in sugar. They're ok for an occasional treat.
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    Diarrhea: Re: Cause of wet poop?

    Diarrhea, or just soft poops? Diarrhea is full-on liquid, and is a much more dangerous situation than just soft/mushy poop.

    The usual course of trying to diagnose poop problems is to take them...
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    Fleece: Re: Need wicking advice ASAP

    You need a strong detergent and very hot water. The bleach wouldn't hurt, and may help if you soak the fleece in a bleach solution overnight..

    Detergent won't clog the fleece up. It dissolves...
  7. Vet: Re: Sensitive Ears but Vet Rules no Infection/Parasite

    Yes. Just rinse very well.
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    Lethargy: Re: Guinea Pig not eating and lethargic

    It's not a mites reaction, but it could definitely be heat-related. Guinea pigs are extremely sensitive to heat, and can die of heat stroke at anything about 85 degrees. It may be that because he's...
  9. Thread: Kleenmama

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    Chat Re: Kleenmama

    Her obituary was published online today: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/spokesman/obituary.aspx?n=linda-lou-lee&pid=196413898
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    Biting: Re: My guinea pig is biting me

    Are you letting her nibble your fingers? If so, how is she supposed to know not to bite your arm?

    You should say "NO!" very sharply when she attempts to nibble, and move her from whatever she's...
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    Bonding: Re: Adding a Third Male?

    You may even to have three cages. It's possible that your original pair will decide not to live with any other guinea pig. It's just. not. worth. it. to add a third male.

    If you want more pigs,...
  12. Vet: Re: Sensitive Ears but Vet Rules no Infection/Parasite

    Use the information on antifungal shampoos here: http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html
  13. Nails/Nail Trimming: Re: Guinea Pig Broke Her Nail In Half, It is hanging on by the quick.

    I'd clip it off if it were me.
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    Fighting: Re: My piggies have a love/hate relationship.

    Long and narrow cages are not preferred, as squeezing past each other can be an occasion for a squabble. Guinea pigs need large, flat areas to run around.

    If you've got a pigloo or other hidey...
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    Skin Problems: Re: Small upper back wound

    I'd get some triple antibiotic cream (available at any pharmacy or large grocery store) and apply it twice daily, sparingly, with a q-tip.

    Keep a close eye on it for any signs of infection or...
  16. Coroplast: Re: Guinea pig eating coroplast AND binder plastic

    Bummer. I'd take it off.

    I'm not sure what you could use to protect that edge.

    How much are they eating the coroplast? Most pigs will sample it, but very few actually eat much of it.
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    Skin Problems: Re: Small upper back wound

    Is he scratching at it at all? Is there any pain?
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    Infection: Re: Home remedy for ringworm?

    Any antifungal cream will do as long as you catch it early.
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    Sexing: Re: Is this a boy or a girl?

    @Krtr1n4, you CAN put them on their backs as long as they're laying on something relatively flat.

    And I'm sure spy9doc didn't mean to insult you, but she does have a point. I often point out to...
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    Level of Effort: Re: What is better for homemade c&c cage?

    How large are the squares in the fence? If they're large enough for the pigs to get their heads through, you can double it up and make the openings only half as large. Also, that looks like rust on...
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    Fighting: Re: My piggies have a love/hate relationship.

    How big is the cage?

    And any hidey with only one door is a good place for a pig to get trapped, and the trapping pig to get its face slashed. Every hidey in a guinea pig cage should have at least...
  22. Weight: Re: I don't know if my guinea pig is just fat or is pregnant?

    Let's be worry warts for a minute. I've known of vets who couldn't accurately sex guinea pigs. Please do turn them over, together, and check for yourself, because a first pregnancy in a...
  23. Weight: Re: I don't know if my guinea pig is just fat or is pregnant?

    Yes, you can know, at a certain point.

    How old are these pigs?

    First, have you turned both pigs over and confirmed that their genitals are the same? if they're not, she's likely pregnant, and...
  24. Thread: Kleenmama

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    Chat Kleenmama

    For those of you who've purchased KMS Hayloft products over the years, I wanted to let you know that Kleenmama has passed away. She was a great friend to guinea pigs and guinea pig owners, and will...
  25. Diet: Re: How much calcium for a guinea pig of unknown age?

    Well, if she wants any help, she needs to find a scale and weigh the pig. It's likely very young, but there's no way to know.

    She can buy a scale someplace like Walmart, Target, Best Buy, etc....
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